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Tarleton Sports Information
The No. 15 Tarleton baseball team will host No. 13 St. Maryís at 3 p.m. today at the Cecil Ballow Baseball Complex. The Rattlers will be looking to avenge a 6-5 loss handed to them earlier this year by the Texans.
Tarleton is 14-2 overall and 10-2 in the Lone Star Conference. They are one of the hottest teams in the country right now, entering Tuesdayís match-up with a 10-game winning streak.
The Texans are coming off a three-game sweep of East Central, out-scoring the Tigers 22-6.
As a team, Tarleton is hitting a .290 average, a .438 slugging percentage, and recording a .384 on-base percentage. Mark Jeffery leads the team with a .474 average to go along with 10 RBIís, 11 runs, and six doubles. Heís also been hit by pitch 10 times this season and on-pace to break his school record of 22 set last season. Chris Casazza has team-highs of 18 RBIís, 18 runs scored and six home runs.
Tarleton also has a LSC-leading .967 fielding percentage.
The pitching staff for the Texans has combined for a 3.66 ERA, compared to opponentsí 5.86 ERA against them. Miguel Ramirez is the staff ace with a 4-0 record, a .183 opposing batting average, and a 0.33 ERA, all of which lead the conference. Ryan Turner is second in the LSC with four saves, to go along with his 3-0 record and 1.29 ERA. Nathan Lewis has stepped up as of late, posting a 2-1 record and leading Tarleton with five starts.
St. Maryís has not forgotten their loss to Tarleton in the Texansí season-opener in San Antonio. Since that game, the Rattlers have gone 12-3, including an 11-game winning streak.
Overall, St. Maryís is 15-4 on the year and 4-1 away from home. They hit a .295 average as a team, with a .440 slugging percentage, and a .401 on-base percentage.
Tyler Migl leads the way for the Rattlers with a .470 average, an .818 slugging percentage, and 18 RBIís. He also has a team-high 12 doubles and 21 runs scored. Reagan Moczygemba has contributed 13 RBIís with a .316 average in a team-high 76 at-bats. Derek Moczygemba has added 17 RBIís, while Weston Baros has 16 RBIís and Jason Garcia has 13 RBIís.
The Rattler pitching staff has a 3.19 ERA and holds opposing hitters to just a .266 average. Matt Holland leads the team with a 5-0 record in five starts, while Sammy Rivas has picked up four saves without giving up a single run in 10 appearances.